Middle School Teacher - Science

Parker Core Knowledge

Contract type
Closing date
Oct 04, 2023 11:59 PM
50000 yearly
Middle School Science Teacher (Grades 7 & 8)


At Parker Core Knowledge (PCK), we are looking for more than a secondary science teacher. We are seeking a curious, student-inspiring science mentor who is passionate about preparing students for the future. If you enjoy chemistry and physics, have fun and creative ways to make learning engaging and are excited about joining a strong academic community, then we want to talk with you!

Our numerous awards over the years say it all, and US News and World Report named PCK the #1 school in Douglas County, the #1 charter school in Colorado, and the #3 public school in Colorado in 2022. Our staff enjoys competitive pay and benefits (100% employee coverage for medical, vision, life insurance, and short-term disability for full time employees), a supportive administration, and encouragement to pursue continuing education opportunities. Additionally, children of staff members enjoy priority placement on our waitlist, meaning your child is likely to attend the school where you work.

In addition to our outstanding academics, we also have a vibrant community at PCK. We are grateful for the wonderful families who take good care of us. Guests to our school frequently comment on our friendly faculty and warm atmosphere. If you want to use your skills and strong character to make a difference for the next generation, and PCK sounds like the place you want to be, please apply on our website today!



Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal and Vice Principals, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing PCK approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and deliver quality instruction using the Core Knowledge scope and sequence 
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable standards, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the c school system.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by PCK procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with PCK's standards and policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Understands and analyzes assessment data to improve instruction.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including field trips.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with PCK testing programs and state regulations.


  • Bachelors' degree
  • Colorado teaching license with science endorsement (grades 7-12) 

Anticipated Salary and Benefits
The anticipated starting salary range for this position is $50,000 - $64,000, depending on experience and skill level. PCK offers medical, dental and vision benefits, health savings plan, short and long term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, participation in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) pension plan, employee assistance plan, paid sick leave, paid vacation leave and other voluntary benefits.

Education requirement

Colorado Teaching License

Experience requirement

< 1 year

How to apply

Please complete our official employment application on the Careers page of our Parker Core Knowledge website.